D. Clay Ackerly MD, MSc

dr ackerlyD. Clay Ackerly II, M.D., M.Sc. is a primary care physician with a special interest in the needs of older adults.  Born and raised in Washington, D.C., he graduated from Harvard College with a degree in Health Policy and earned his medical degree in 2009 as a Nanaline Duke Scholar at the Duke University School of Medicine in North Carolina. He also holds a Masters degree in International Health Policy from the London School of Economics.

Dr. Ackerly completed his Internal Medicine training at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and has spent over four years with Dr. Kenneth Minaker and his team at MGH Senior Health.  In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Ackerly is the Associate Medical Director for Population Health and Continuing Care at Partners Healthcare, and Assistant Chief Medical Officer for Non-Acute Services at the Massachusetts General Hospital  

Dr. Ackerly recently served as an Innovation Advisor to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and was named a Practice Change Leader by the John A, Hartford Foundation and the Atlantic Philanthropies.

Prior to pursuing his medical training, Dr. Ackerly served in the Federal Government, including at CMS and the White House, to advance multiple healthcare quality improvement efforts.  While at Harvard, he was founder and Editor-in-chief of the Harvard Health Policy Review, and has since published articles in journals such as the Lancet, Health Affairs and Academic Medicine.

Dr. Ackerly lives in Boston proper and appreciates his home's proximity to both his work and the Charles River where he enjoys rowing whenever possible.

"It is a privilage to be part of the extraordinary team at MGH Senior Health and to partner with my patients to improve their health and quality of life through state-of- the art inter-disciplinary care."        ~ D. Clay Ackerly MD